"This is the general rule, which every one's discretion must apply to his own particular case; and by it should he endeavour to determine, whether it be for marriage or against. That condition of life should be chosen by the Christian in which it is most likely he will have the best helps, and the fewest hindrances, in the service of God and the affairs of his own salvation." -- Matthew Henry on 1 Corinthians 7:34
I have encountered through this journey alongside my brothers and sisters in the faith that often times, newly married couples (including me and the Husband when we first wed) are... surprised by the sudden shift in one's personal spiritual climate once the vows have been said and the unity blessed. The couple is now "concerned with things of the world" and things get a little... complicated.
But what about when this truth doesn't exactly settle in? As newlyweds, the Husband and I struggled in how exactly we were to do this married Christian thing. It wasn't that we lacked in upward love, we lacked in wisdom and understanding. We were both used to spending countless hours alone with Christ, dropping everything at a moment's notice to simply lock ourselves up in our room to pray. And then, that was good and that was right. It was Holy and pleasing unto the Lord.
|On our wedding day, we devoted some time to worship Christ for His perfect gifts|